Rebel Fagin

Rebel Fagin is a writer who has been politically active in Sonoma County since the 1970’s. He writes regularly for the Sonoma County Peace Press and the Global Critical Media Literacy Project (gcml.org). He has a book documenting nearly forty years of street activism in Sonoma County called Tales from the Perpetual Oppositional Culture – a Journey into Resistance. He lives in Santa Rosa, California and is active with many activists’ organizations.
  • A Sinister Inheritance

    So far, excessive powers exercised by Trump have been powers he inherited from Bush and Obama. Since 9/11 the powers of the Executive Branch have grown alarmingly. No president has moved to retract these powers and none will.  Presidents pledge to defend the Constitution of the United States. Since...
  • Unmasking the Myths

    Israel has spent an enormous amount of time and energy on its public relations image, especially in America.  For instance, the story that Israel was a land without a people for a people without a land. When Israel was established in 1949 there were over 700,000 Palestinians living there....
  • Corporate News

    Underwriting Occupation

    Americans aren’t stupid, but when it comes to Palestine/Israel, they’re profoundly ignorant … and it’s deliberate. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer has written a book whitewashing Israeli spying on the US and has worked for the Israel lobby. Time Magazine’s bureau chief, Joel Greenberg served in the Israeli army. Atlantic staffers,...
  • Corporate Media

    Down the Memory Hole

    During the next four years reality will be more elusive than ever before. Fortunately we have media we can trust. The corporate state knows this and has declared war against non-corporate media. In late November, the Washington Post ran the headline: “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during...
  • If You Can’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River

    The 2016 election is finally over.  The rush of Brown and Black Democratic voters who were going to stop Trump never materialized, or did they? One way to win an election when you don’t have enough votes is to reduce the number of votes available to your opposition. Voter...
  • All Meat from the Same Bone

    The following events took place in Santa Rosa, California during the last part of October. On October 20th, Issa Amro, leader of Youth Against Settlements, a nonviolent resistance organization from Hebron, Palestine, spoke at Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC).  Issa spoke about his hometown, Hebron.  Hebron lies within the...
  • Joe Mccarthy

    The Ghost of Joe McCarthy Arises

    Last spring, Assembly Member Richard Bloom proposed AB 2844. This bill would create blacklists of groups who participate in the Boycott, Divestments & Sanctions (BDS) campaign and then use these lists to ban those businesses from working for the state of California.  It is against the law for the...
  • Becoming an Oligarchy

    As wealth disparity has grown, civil rights have shrunk and the murders of unarmed black and brown people by law enforcement officers have risen. An early step in this process occurred under Reagan. In 1981, the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, an act forbidding US military from policing Americans,...
  • Monsanto

    Take Monsanto, for Example

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is not just a trade deal, nor is it “NAFTA on steroids”.  The TPP is a corporate hijacking of our material world.  The TPP corrupts American democracy while installing corporations as the rulers of the United States. Here’s how. The TPP employees Investor-State Dispute Settlement...